Music For A Mid Life Crisis

So next month I’m turning 30. Yup, 30. It seems like only last year I celebrated my 18th birthday, and as we can all see – I still look very much in my youth. If there’s one thing we can take from my youthful looks then I suppose it’s that you can trust my integrity when it comes to anti-ageing beauty product reviews, eh.

Music For A Mid Life Crisis

As part of turning 30 I think I’ve been having a few minor mid-life crisis meltdowns. Although that sounds worse than it is actually. I’ve just been having a few days where I’m all like ‘FFS WHAT IS MY LIFE, WHERE IS IT GOING, WHY AM I FLOATING THROUGH MY YEARS WITH NO DIRECTION’… But in reality there’s no reason why I should ever feel like this right now. I’ve got my house, my cat, my car and my job. Everything is actually amazing if I think about it for more than one menstrual moodswing. 

Music For A Mid Life Crisis

In times where I have gone down to meltdown park and played on the mood swings, I do find that listening to some ‘bangin’ beats yo’ lifts my mood endlessly. So on go the headphones and up goes the volume (although not too loud because I’m now of an age where loud sounds annoy me more).

I’ve compiled an on-going list full of my favourite songs at any give moment, which you can play via the wonder of modern technology through the spotify thingy below:

The National are always a band which make me happy inside. It sounds a bit of a contradiction when you listen to their music, as it’s the most depressing drivvle you’ve heard if you’re not in to your depressing indie. But for me, their sad songs with quirky lyrics just somehow have the opposite effect on my mood than what you’d think. 

My go-to music when I also want some visual enjoyment to lol-along to, is the Radio Soulwax: As Heard on Radio Soulwax pt. 2 by 2manyDj’s.  It includes and upbeat mix of songs you know and songs you don’t, which always makes me happy. If I’m feeling particularly moody I just skip to about 3 minutes in when Peaches pants start to… Well… You’ll see….

Radio Soulwax Presents: As Heard On Radio Soulwax pt. 2 from Radio Soulwax on Vimeo.

So if you’re being a sad sack, take a listen to the above. If that doesn’t work, find something new by browsing Last.FM or the Discover Lists on Spotify and leave some suggestions below!